Certified Medical Examiner:
We've been getting calls asking about the requirement for physicians who perform DOT physicals to be trained and registered. We asked our colleague, Clinton (Marc) Smith, DC, to write an article explaining the ins and outs of the Medical Examiner program. Dr. Smith has been involved with this new program since its inception eight years ago, and is our go-to person for understanding the details of this program...
Collector Refresher Training Shortcuts?
We are frequently asked if there is a "shortcut" for refresher training for Collectors. For example, will a quick review of the split-specimen collection procedure satisfy the requirement for refresher training?
The answer is that there is no training shortcut for Collector Refresher training. The regulations are unambiguous on this point. Here is what the regulations state:
Coping with State DOT Inspections
What do you do when a state DOT inspector comes to your collection site for an audit or inspection and instructs you to do something that is not required by or contradicts Part 40 regulations or the SAMHSA Specimen Collection Guidelines?
Our Five Favorite Features: Alco-Sensor FST
The Alco-Sensor FST is an evidential quality hand-held breath tester that is widely used by law enforcement agencies as a preliminary breath tester (PBT), in corrections agencies, substance abuse treatment programs, and in schools. Rather than give the exhaustive list of all the features in the Alco-Sensor FST, here is our choice for the five top features of the Alco-Sensor FST....